IRCTC Special Pilgrimage Tour from Jaipur to 5 Jyotirlingas – Ujjain Mahakaleshwar, Dwarka Nageshwar, Somnath, Aurangabad Grishneshwar & Nasik Trayambakeshwar…
As per the IRCTC’ Press Release..
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will run a special pilgrimage train from Jaipur, starting from January 20, 2014. This train will visit five jyotirlingas in three states of India. IRCTC has scheduled the ten-day itinerary of the train in which the train will reach Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on January 21. Here passengers can visit Mahakaleshwar. The next day, the train will reach Dwarka in Gujarat, and following the night stay, pilgrims will be taken for a visit to the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga on January 23.
The pilgrims will then be taken to the Somnath Jyotirlinga on January 24 at Veraval. On January 25, the train will go to Aurangabad and visit the Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga on January 26. The train will proceed to Nasik, where passengers will visit the last pilgrimage Trayambkeshwar Jyotirlinga before returning to Jaipur on January 29.
Yogendra Singh Gurjar, Tourism Manager, IRCTC, said, “We have planned the tour in a package. We will provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and lodging during journey. A total of Rs 5,500 per person would be charged for the tour. It includes whole facilities during the journey.”
IRCTC will also launch a special train for South Indian pilgrimages on February 1. This train will go to Reinungunta where passengers will visit Tirupati Balaji, Kanchi Kamakshi temple in Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu), Rameshwaram temple, Meenakshi temple at Madurai (Tamil Nadu)and Padmanabhaswamy temple at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala). The train would return to Jaipur on February 12, 2014.